White oak is one of the most prominent native trees of North America. "White" is because
the wood is lighter in color than pink-tinged red oak.
Identification: Trees reach heights of 65-80' (19-24 m), with a
maximum recorded height of 182' (55 m). These trees live up to 600 years. Under the right conditions
they have a very wide crown, with some branches growing sideways, almost parallel to the ground.
Leaves are 4-8" (10-20 cm) long, with 5-9 lobes with rounded edges. In the fall, leaves turn purple-red.
See the Quercus
This robust hardwood is often used for furniture-making, along with red oak. White oak has finer pores
than red oak. Both are durable, strong woods, with good dimensional stability.